Monday, October 14, 2013
it's about time.
We've left Ethan home alone (or with just Ashley, or just Josh) for an hour (give or take) at a time in the past, but never at night, and never with both Ashley and Josh home. Having those three alone together can be a brawl waiting to happen. And that's all we need is the police knocking on our door.
But we did it. Chris and I had to be gone for four hours last Saturday night, and we let Ethan take charge. We stuck The Wizard of Oz in, since it's the longest movie we own (and also because Josh really wanted to watch it, due to his recent obsession with the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid), and headed out the door. When we got back the house was exactly the way we left it, and the kids were all still alive. And no police knocked on our door.
I asked if he was nervous being in charge at night. He shrugged and said, "a little." Ashley said she was also a little nervous having Ethan be in charge for so many hours at night. Josh said he was nervous because the movie had some scary parts. When I asked if he was nervous having Ethan be in charge, he looked at me funny. I think he hardly even noticed we weren't there.
But, hallelujah! This long awaited day finally came...I have a built-in-babysitter.
Posted by gaylene at 7:07 AM